The Pink Panther1963
The Pink Panther (1963)
The Pink Panther Videos
The Pink Panther Photos
Watch it now
as Insp. Clouseau
as Sir Charles Lytton
as Simone Clouseau
as Princess Dahla
as George Lytton
as Angela Dunning
as Greek `Cousin'
as Defense Attorney
as The Novelist
as Greek Shipowner
as Hollywood Starlet
Critic Reviews for The Pink Panther
Peter Sellers' gifts for slapstick have not often been so well used (too often he is exploited as a mimic instead of as a comedian).
Alexander Fisher's sound is good. Fernando Carrere's art direction and set decoration by Reginald Allen, Jack Stevens and Arrigo Breschi provide visual elegance to enhance the gags.
Despite the game efforts of a top cast, director Blake Edwards noticed that Sellers and his fumbling character were the true stars of the film.
Overlong but never boring, culminating in a spectacularly silly masquerade ball full of playful mixups and misdirection and chaos.
'The Pink Panther', the first comedy in the popular Blake Edwards franchise about Inspector Clouseau, gives me a pleasant time in which at some moments I cry with laughter at the crazy farce it shows. [Full review in Spanish]
Audience Reviews for The Pink Panther
Inspector Clouseau may not be the main character, but Peter Sellers steals the show in this a delightful comedy that boasts Henry Mancini's classic theme and some very funny moments (many of them improvised), even if its sense of humor may feel a bit dated sometimes.
Altho this film made Sellers a star, he is merely one character in Edwards' ensemble piece homage (one of many he made) to older films. Witness the rethought Marx Brothers mirror dance. And Capucine is easily as funny as Sellers and really is Ginger Rogers to his Astaire comically speaking. Its a tad dated now, yes, but still a smile worthy piece with the charm of its stars performing Edwards' choreography of sight gags.
I'm not a big fan of Sellers, and his inspector Clouseau character is really annoying and I didn't find him very funny, not that Martin's Clouseau is any better in the remake, he's worse actually. Still, the story and the rest of the cast is pretty good, so I'd say this movie is okay.